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Celebrate the diversity of humankind – Embrace your weirdness

Celebrate the diversity of humankind – Embrace your weirdness

4th of March is Weird Pride Day. This is a day for people to embrace their weirdness, and reject the stigma associated with being weird. To publicly express pride in the things that make us weird, and to celebrate the diversity of humankind.

Many people need desperately to receive this message: ‘I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.’
– Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

To be weird is to be alive. Sailing into the headwind, together. All over the world, people on the margins are converging on the universal language of ecologies of care, weaving new threads into the relational fabric of life:

We all know that the world is in crisis. We are all in crisis, and the path forward is a path through despair – together, participating in omni-directional learning and embracing the unknowable future.

“Normality” is shaped by the many things culturally well adjusted people don’t notice, and by the many things they take for granted. The hump of the bell curve is the false God of Normality.

On Weird Pride Day you are invited to write and talk, make art and videos about what people think is weird about you – and why (and how) you accept these things about yourself.

This could include:

  • Stories
  • Reflections
  • Calls to action
  • How to be weird safely

Jointly embracing our weirdness helps us to leave behind the WEIRD mono-cult, by nurturing emergent and beautifully diverse ecologies of care. Weird Pride Day started in 2021, but its roots go back a long way before that.

Too many of us have tried to tone down our weirdness for friends or partners, only to later learn that we were suppressing the best things about us. There’s no joy like the joy of being your strange self and finding that there are people who love you for it.

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